Dr. Maria Simbra

alcohol

Study Finds High Number Of Deaths Linked To Excessive Drinking

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – A new study from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) finds excessive drinking accounts for nearly 1 in 10 deaths. The CDC says “over-indulging” in alcohol leads to about 88,000 deaths every [...]

06/30/2014

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Eye Vitamins Are The Newest Health Trend

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — From daily multivitamins to those specifically for heart health, bone health, skin health, and now eye health — vitamins have quickly become a multi-billion dollar business. But do eye vitamins or supplements actually [...]

06/26/2014

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Divorce Can Be Weighty Matter For Kids

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — When parents get divorced, kids can have a number of struggles. One of them can be weight gain. “Parents are under stress, there’s only one parent to take care of all of [...]

06/09/2014

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Germs That Outwit Antibiotics Found In Toddlers

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Before there were antibiotics, people died from infections all the time. Even though we now have these life-saving medicines, infection-causing bacteria can sometimes still outwit these drugs, putting ourselves and our children [...]

04/30/2014

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Poison Control Center Calls Increasing Because Of E-Cigarettes

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A source of poisoning in Pittsburgh is actually electronic: e-cigarettes. “The volume of calls is definitely increasing,” says Pittsburgh Poison Control Center Director Dr. Michael Lynch. To use e-cigarettes, you would pour [...]

04/04/2014

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FDA Approves Nerve-Stimulating Headband To Treat Migraines

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Could a headband be a fix for migraines? The Food and Drug Administration is convinced by Belgian studies that this could be helpful to those who suffer from this common type of [...]

03/13/2014

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Study: C-Section Babies More Likely To Have Adult Weight Issues

Abby Parkes needed a caesarean section to deliver her son, Lucas.

It was a decision she did not take lightly.

“It was for health reasons, really. If I had a choice, I would have had a natural birth,” she says.

03/03/2014

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Are Electronic Devices Making Kids Nearsighted?

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Computers, tablets, cell phones – is all this focusing on tiny electronic devices taking a toll on our childrens’ eyes? “The parents come in here and say, ‘oh, I was in sixth [...]

02/03/2014

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